Charlie Ewels’ bath lockout lasted less than a minute during Saturday’s six-nation clash between England and Ireland before he was sent off for a dangerous tackle on James Ryan
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Saturday’s six-nation clash between England and Ireland got off to a confusing start for hosts Twickenham after Charlie Ewels was sent off after just 82 seconds.
Bath Lock lunged forward in an attempt to stop Ireland’s advances but had a head-on collision with Ireland teammate James Ryan.
The Leinster player struggled to get up from the impact and quickly left the field for a head injury assessment (HIA), while referee Mathieu Raynal showed Ewels a direct red card.
Iain Henderson came on to replace the injured Ryan, who looked very unlikely to return to the game.
Ireland were quick to make the most of their one-man advantage and scored through winger James Lowe, who was restored to his XV debut from injury.
England were seen as the weaker team in the fourth round match, and Ewels’ early elimination certainly didn’t give them a chance to equalize.
Both teams go into this match knowing defeat will end their chances against the leaders of Six Nations France, with Ireland and England entering the clash in second and second place respectively. Tuesday.
Ewels’ red was one of the fastest fired matches in Six Nations history — if not Tests of Rugby in general — although European rugby fans have seen quicker.
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Ospreys full-back Dan Evans received a four-week ban following a red card after just 37 seconds during the Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 in December 2019.
One imagines Ewels is about to receive a similar penalty, meaning the second row looks certain to miss England’s trip to Paris in the fifth and final round of the Six Nations.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/ewels-red-england-ireland-nations-26451964 Britain's Charlie Ewels takes one of the six fastest reds ever at 82 seconds